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Mexico Institute in the News: Security 'quagmire' for Mexican presidential candidates

Apr 18, 2012
Many Mexicans are weary of the sharp rise in violence that has accompanied Calderón's military-led strategy against drug traffickers. So why aren't presidential hopefuls offering alternatives?

As Brazil Grows, U.S. Refits Relationship

Apr 16, 2012
Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about developments in U.S.-Brazil relations.

Latin American Program in the News: Gorilla in the Room: Guatemala Takes the Lead

Apr 12, 2012
Just what that means in practice is harder to say. For a deeper understanding of how Guatemala sees itself within the debate, we turn to Guatemalan Secretary of Planning Fernando Carrera. Carrera is the man who many say is the architect of Perez's proposals on drug-related issues. He recently gave a talk at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars entitled "Drug Policy and Democracy in Central America: A View From Guatemala," that provides a crucial insight into how Guatemala is positioning itself in the ever-turbulent discourse on drug legalization

Latin American Program in the News: Americas summit host, Colombian President Santos, ambitious for wider clout as regional leader

Apr 12, 2012
As the date of the Americas Summit comes closer, the leadership role of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the region, has been under deep scrutiny. Dr. Arnson says that Santos "has adopted a much more pragmatic and distant approach".

Authorities Detain Nabeel Rajab at Cairo International Airport

Apr 11, 2012
2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner Nabeel Rajab was told by security personnel at the Cairo International Airport that he is banned from entering Egypt.

Brazil and the U.S.: a relationship of equals?

Apr 10, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses the Brazil-U.S. relationship.

Rousseff seeks U.S. support in 'currency war'

Apr 09, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's recent comments on monetary policy.

Brazil complains to Obama about monetary policy

Apr 09, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses Brazil's views on foreign monetary policy.

U.S. Brazil 'disagree more they agree,' analyst says

Apr 09, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses the relationship between President's Dilma Rousseff and Barack Obama.

Nos EUA, Dilma defende 'agenda do século 21', mas velhos temas ainda incomodam

Apr 09, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's agenda on her visit to Washington, D.C.

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